"If you're not having fun, you're not doing it right", so says Artist Douglas Weaver.
Through an extensive career in art that includes commercial illustration for publications and advertising in California to Fine Art that hangs in museums, galleries and private collections throughout the nation, Weaver has found the ways to make every painting an adventure...a treasure hunt for authenticity through extensive research...experiments that add dimension and intense realism to his representational paintings...a curiosity for life and the varied cultures that populate this planet.
Known nationally as a painter who portrays the Old West and the Original People who lived on the Plains, he has brought the myths and stories to life on canvas, giving a new highlight to its history.
In 1998 commissioned by the State of New Mexico, Weaver created a massive wall mural in oil for the Don Juan de Onate Center, the Headquarters of the New Mexico National Guard in Santa Fe, in celebration of the Four Hundredth Anniversary of the entrada into this territory of the first European colonists.
Weaver's artwork is owned by such prominent citizens and entities as the State of New Mexico, the Heritage of the Americas Museum in San Diego County, Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan, Former Governor of California Pete Wilson and Former U.S. Congressman Lionel Van Deerlin of California.
Now his interest in cultures worldwide have led to paintings of African natives...a Spanish flamenco dancer...a French bedroom...and promises of fascinating paintings to come.